Links around the Peak District

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Buxton Tourist Information Centre moved from the Crescent to its new home in the Pavilion Gardens in 2008 and has since become one of the busiest in the region.

Our friendly staff have a great knowledge and understanding of the region and can advise you on anything from walks and public transport through the famous Peak District countryside, to local events and fun activities for all the family to enjoy.

We have an accommodation advice service which can take the stress out of your stay and save valuable time on short breaks.

Feel free to contact us directly on 01298 25106 or email

Below is a comprehensive list of useful websites when planning your visit to Buxton:

Buxton links

Including a useful downloadable town guide and ‘Pure Buxton’ magazine.

If your looking for things to do, music & nightlife, food & drink, shopping, theatre & arts or accomodation in and around Buxton this is a great website!

No visit to Buxton is complete without a visit to the Pavilion Gardens (now incorporating the Pavilion Art Centre).

The highest Opera House in the country and (we say) the best.

Some say the finest showcave in the country just a 20 minute walk from the town centre.

An aerial ropeway through Buxton Country Park. (Pre-booking is advised).

Once the largest unsupported domed building in the world – now home to the University of Derby. (Guided tours available throughout the Summer).

Buxton’s award-winning museum (closed Mondays)

A journey around the sights and history of Buxton on the unique tram


Weather links

A local enthusiasts comprehensive look at the phenomena that is Buxton weather.

The official Met Office guide to Buxton weather.


Local independent websites


Derbyshire Wellblessings


The famous Peak District Caverns


Local Attraction links

Chatsworth House                                            Tissington Hall                    Chestnut Centre

Heights of Abraham                                         Peveril Castle                      Hardwick Hall

Arkwright’s Mill                                               Haddon Hall                        Carsington Water

Crich Tramway Museum                                  Eyam Hall                          


Market days

MONDAY            Bakewell, Chesterfield, Derby

TUESDAY             Alfreton, Buxton, Cheadle, Derby, Matlock, Wirksworth

WEDNESDAY       Derby, Leek, Long Eaton

THURSDAY          Alfreton, Ashbourne, Chesterfield (Flea Market), Derby, Glossop, Ilkeston,

FRIDAY                Alfreton, Cheadle, Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop,

                            Heanor, Leek, Long Eaton, Matlock, Ripley

SATURDAY          Alfreton, Ashbourne, Buxton, Cheadle, Chesterfield,

                             Derby, Glossop, Ilkeston, Leek, Long Eaton Ripley


*Pictures on this page have been kindly donated by

The Crescent - Buxton
The Octagon - Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
The Torrs Millenium Walkway - New Mills
Treak Cavern - Castleton
Whaley Bridge Canal Basin
The Cathedral of the Peak - Tideswell
Chatsworth House - Picture donated by Chatsworth House Trust
The Crooked Spire - Chesterfield
Pooles Cavern - Buxton